Cruise the Rhine as it reveals the best of the towns and cities along its shoreline. Float wistfully along the canals of Strasbourg’s quaint old quarter. Become immersed in Arnhem’s WWII history. Look up in awe at Cologne’s majestic cathedral. Sample German wines among the vineyards of Breisach. There’s a new experience at every stop – and to top it all off: picture-perfect views as you glide through beautiful river scenery. Don’t forget your camera.
Titan Travel VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home, for your flight to Basel. Upon arrival, transfer to Cologne and embark MS Serenade 1 where light refreshments are available.
Day 2 - Basel
Welcome to Basel, once a key trading and transport hub along the Rhine. Today, it’s best loved for its charming architecture and treasure trove of art museums housed among its winding streets. You might like to join us on an optional excursion to explore Mt Rigi, where sprawling greenery, forests and meadows make picture-book perfect views. In the city itself, perhaps wander the lofty and beautiful streets of Alstadt on the Rhine’s south bank or Kleinbasel for alfresco dining and people-watching.
Day 3 - Breisach
We arrive in the fairytale town of Breisach this morning, on the edge of the Black Forest. Spend the day exploring the cobbled streets, hilltop cathedral and sprawling vineyards. Or perhaps join us on an optional excursion into the depths of the Black Forest, where we’ll enjoy a cruise on Lake Titisee and free time to wander at leisure.
Day 4 - Strasbourg
Float along the canals of Strasbourg this morning as you discover the best of the city on our guided tour. The UNESCO-listed old quarter is a web of cobbled streets and colourful half-timbered houses. The spectacular 15th century cathedral is truly a sight to see, with its lofty spire, Gothic façade and stunning stained-glass windows. Enjoy Strasbourg at your leisure for the remainder of the day.
Day 5 - Speyer
Join us for an optional walking tour of Speyer this morning, or explore at your own pace. The city’s red-brick Romanesque cathedral is its crowning glory, dating back around 1,000 years. Other sights to tick off include the ruins of a 12th century Jewish synagogue and the Old Mint, with its beautiful baroque façade. In the afternoon, we continue sailing downstream towards Rüdesheim.
Day 6 - Rüdesheim - Lorelei Passage - Koblenz
There may be some time early this morning for a quick wander around the lovely riverside town of Rüdesheim, with an old quarter full of half-timbered buildings, before setting sail mid-morning through the spectacular scenery of the Lorelei Passage. Setting foot in Koblenz this afternoon, enjoy a city tour followed by the 19th century Ehrenbreitstein Fortress.
Day 7 - Königswinter - Cologne
Rise and shine early this morning for a tour of the castle-like villa of Schloss Drachenburg. This 19th century home is set on a hill overlooking the Rhine and was built for a baron who never actually moved in. Spend some time admiring the tapestries, murals and spires, before we set sail this afternoon for the Gothic masterpiece that is Cologne.
Day 8 - Cologne
We waste no time in exploring one of Germany’s most glorious cities, with a morning walking tour. You’ll then then have the rest of the day to explore for yourself. Filled with Gothic, medieval and Roman architecture, there’s a picture-worthy moment at every turn. But the city’s most impressive attribute? The spectacular spired cathedral which we’ll see in detail as part of our tour. This masterpiece took centuries to complete and was built with the intention to house the mortal remains of the scriptural Three Kings
Day 9 - Arnhem
Famed as the site of a major WWII battle, the Dutch city of Arnhem has a wartime history all of its own. Perhaps opt to discover more with an excursion to the war museum, where photos, films and documents tell the story of the Battle of Arnhem and Operation Market Garden. Or spend the day wandering the city streets or woodlands and fields of Sonsbeek Park.
Day 10 - Amsterdam
Crooked waterside houses, Golden Age architecture and winding canals. There’s no doubt Amsterdam is a city with its very own flavour. Explore the highlights first thing with our guided city tour, then float under pretty bridges and past gabled houses on a canal cruise. The rest of the day is yours to explore. Perhaps visit the world-class collections in the Rijksmuseum or step inside the Museum Our Lord in the Attic, a townhouse that hides a secret 17th century church in its attic.
Day 11 - Amsterdam to UK
After breakfast we disembark and transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK. Upon arrival, your Titan vehicle will be waiting for the journey home.
The four-star plus MS Serenade 1 was built in 2005 and refurbished in 2015. This comfortable vessel creates a synergy between the luxury of an ocean liner and the intimacy and coziness of a river cruise ship. All bathrooms are equipped with both a shower and a bath tub, a unique feature in the river cruise industry. The MS Serenade 1 is 110 m and offers 68 cabins across three decks with a maximum of 136 guests. Passengers can relax in the lounge, dine in the panoramic restaurant, make use of the library and the Captain’s Club, or simply enjoy the passing scenery on the sun deck while playing giant chess. A cruise on the MS Serenade 1 ensures an unforgettable holiday on the European waterways. The ship offers three cabin types – all of which include a shower and bath tub. All cabins have outside views, climate control and an en-suite bathroom. In addition, cabins include a phone, TV, safe, hair dryer, mini bar, plus tea and coffee facilities.
This lovely 4 star river cruise vessel, features comfortably furnished cabins and suites, the majority featuring floor to ceiling sliding glass doors opening to a French Balcony. 68 spacious, elegantly appointed staterooms and including 2 suites range in size from 172 – 215 ft². Most accommodations featuring floor to ceiling glass sliding doors opening to a French Balcony, so you can enjoy the ever-changing scenery however you wish.
|Oct 23||Serenade 1||Basel||Cabin Upgrades|
|Lower Deck||D||172 ft², Fixed Windows||£1899|
|Middle Deck||C||161 ft², French Balcony||Sold|
|Middle Deck||B||161 ft², French Balcony||Sold|
|Upper Deck||A||161 ft², French Balcony||£2349|
|Upper Deck||Suite||237 ft², Outside Balcony||Sold|
VIP door-to-door travel service Travel with us and your holiday starts the moment you step out your front door. There’s no worry about taxi fares, train timetables or having to lug your bags on public transport – we take care of the whole journey for you. Hassle-free transfers* As the pioneers of door-to-door transfers, our service is industry-leading. No matter where you’re flying from, our drivers will pick you up from home (or another address if that’s easier) and take you to your departure airport. When you return, they’ll be waiting at the terminal to bring you back home again. If you’ve chosen to stay in a hotel the night before your flight, that’s not a problem – we’ll collect you the day before and take you to the hotel. Everyone’s a VIP – no matter how far you are from the airport We won’t ask you to pay extra just because you live further away. There are no mileage limits or supplements to pay for our airport transfers – we cover every UK address (with the exception of the Scottish Islands and Sark, where we’ll pick you up from a mainland address of your choice). *The majority of our VIP door-to-door service transfers are not exclusive to one holiday booking and journeys to and from the airport may be undertaken via additional addresses and may involve a change of vehicle.
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Titan Travel is the only escorted river cruise operator to offer free home transfers on every itinerary and every departure date with no mileage supplement to pay. Titan Travel are also our number one choice for low or no single supplements. As Titan Travel now charter their own river cruise ship, the MS Serenade 1, not only as a solo traveller do you get picked up from home, but you can look forward to knowing that there will be a group of single travellers on board with you. Or you can cruise with a companion, but you both have a cabin for only a small supplement, subject to availability. As a long-established, multi-award winning touring company, Titan Travel have brought their friendly expertise to their comfortable, 4-star river cruising. Your fellow travellers onboard will be from the UK and Ireland. We have worked with Titan Travel and their friendly staff for a number of years and are very happy to recommend their overall experience from start to finish. Celebrating 40 years in business, they are definitely doing something right.